In need of action words that start with H to describe a state or an action?
You’re looking for positive verbs – so I’ve put together a list for you in this post.
Verbs are action words. Using the correct verb is incredibly important as they give structure and sense to a sentence.
To help you out, below you’ll find a list of some common verbs beginning with the letter H:
Action Words That Start With H
Hack – cut with rough or heavy blows.
Haggle – dispute or bargain persistently, especially over the cost of something.
Hail – hail falls.
Hallucinate – experience a seemingly real perception of something not actually present, typically as a result of a mental disorder or of taking drugs.
Halt – bring or come to an abrupt stop.
Hamper – hinder or impede the movement or progress of.
Handle – feel or manipulate with the hands.
Hang – suspend or be suspended from above with the lower part dangling free.
Happen – take place; occur.
Harass – subject to aggressive pressure or intimidation.
Harvest – gather (a crop) as a harvest.
Hasten – be quick to do something.
Hatch – (of an egg) open and produce a young animal.
Hate – feel intense dislike for.
Haul – (of a person) pull or drag with effort or force.
Haunt – (of a ghost) manifest itself at (a place) regularly.
Have – possess, own, or hold.
Head – be in the leading position on.
Heal – cause (a wound, injury, or person) to become sound or healthy again.
Hear – perceive with the ear the sound made by (someone or something).
Heat – make or become hot or warm.
Heave – lift or haul (something heavy) with great effort.
Heed – pay attention to; take notice of.
Help – make it easier or possible for (someone) to do something by offering one’s services or resources.
Hesitate – pause in indecision before saying or doing something.
Hide – put or keep out of sight.
Highlight – draw special attention to.
Hijack – unlawfully seize (an aircraft, ship, or vehicle) in transit and force it to go to a different destination or use it for one’s own purposes.
Hike – walk for a long distance, especially across country.
Hinder – make it difficult for (someone) to do something or for (something) to happen.
Hire – obtain the temporary use of (something) for an agreed payment.
Hiss – make a sharp sibilant sound as of the letter s.
Hit – bring one’s hand or a tool or weapon into contact with (someone or something) quickly and forcefully.
Hoard – accumulate (money or valued objects) and hide or store away.
Hoist – raise (something) by means of ropes and pulleys.
Hold – grasp, carry, or support with one’s hands.
Hone – refine or perfect (something) over a period of time.
Honor – regard with great respect.
Hope – want something to happen or be the case.
Horrify – fill with horror; shock greatly.
Host – act as host at (an event) or for (a television or radio programme).
Hover – remain in one place in the air.
Howl – make a howling sound.
Huddle – crowd together; nestle closely.
Hug – squeeze (someone) tightly in one’s arms, typically to express affection.
Hum – make a low, steady continuous sound like that of a bee.
Hunt – pursue and kill (a wild animal) for sport or food.
Hurry – move or act with great haste.
Hurt – cause pain or injury to.
Hurtle – move or cause to move at high speed, typically in an uncontrolled manner.
Hypnotize – produce a state of hypnosis in (someone).
If there are any action words beginning with H that you think are missing from the list, please drop me a comment below and I’ll add them to help others.
Additionally, if you want more action words or verbs starting with other letters of the alphabet, just click one of the letters of the alphabet from the grid below:
Lists of Action Words and Verbs From Other Letters of the Alphabet:
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